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By S.C. Banerji

Tantra is a special philosophical process Many believe desirous to learn about it, yet few love the time and effort to appreciate. The intricacies of Tantra. So, a short-cut is important. within the current paintings, an try out has been made to set forth the highlights of the Tantra works and their authors. A bibliography, meant to aid extra analyzing, has been addes.

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The celebrated Saiva school is called Trika (triad) which has been taken by different scholars to mean different things: 1. Siddha, Namaka, Malini 2. Siva, Sakti, Anu 3. Pati, Pasu, Pasa 4. Siva, Sakti, Nara 5. Para, Apara, Parapara 6. Abheda, Bheda, Bhedabheda A Companion to Tantra 40 The literature of the Trika system known as Trika-Sastra, Trika-sasana, or Rahasya-sampradaya can be broadly classified as A. Agama-sastra B. Spanda-sastra C. Pratyabhijna-sastra A. AGAMA-SASTRA Believed to have been revealed, it comprises eleven Tantras including Malini-vijaya and Rudrayamala.

Teacher of Mahesvarananda. Author of several hymns mentioned in Parimala commentary on Mahesvarananda's Mahartha-manjari Appears to have written a work, called Krama. Chumma-sampradaya. Tattvagarbha-stotra. ) of Cakrapani. His Akrama-kallola-karika appears to have been an independent work on Krama system. Supposed author of a Krama-stuti. Author of Krama-vasana. In his Vivrti on Vijnanabhairava, he sometimes makes remarks on the intricacies of Krama system. Siva-drsti. ), author of Cidgaganacandrika, expresses indebtedness to Somaputra for revealing Krama secrets.

Ananda-Lahari (Wave of Joy) Generally attributed to Samkaracarya, the renowned monist. The authorship is controversial. At least two hymns of the same title exist. One of them consists of only twenty stanzas in the Sikharini metre. It describes the appearance and beauty of goddess Bhavani whose compassion is zealously prayed for. There is the glorification of Siva too. The main topics in the longer hymn, in 103 stanzas, are: glory of Sakti, quest of Her, Sricakra, Kulacara, eternality of Siva-Sakti, origin of Tantra, worship of Devi in different Cakras, persons fit for Her worship, etc.

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